Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools Grant Alert – December, 2011

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Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools

Grant Alert – December, 2011

Grant Name/Source






U.S. Department of Education’s OESE/Office of Safe and Healthy Students

FY 2012 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs Grant Competition –CFDA Number: 84.215E

Grantees under this competition will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary, K-12, or secondary schools.  Schools will establish or expand counseling programs through hiring qualified school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, or child and adolescent psychiatrists with a goal of expanding the range, availability, quantity and quality of counseling services available.  Counseling services will use a developmental, prevention approach, and will be designed and implemented with the involvement of parents of the participating students.

LEAs, i.e. public school districts, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law that do not have an active grant under this program (CFDA 84.215E), and consortia thereof.

$350,000 to $400,000

May 25, 2012

Accessed at: www.federalregister.gov.  The application and instructions can be downloaded from www.Grants.gov.

Grants for School-Based Running Programs

ING Direct Bank Run for Something Better

ING Direct Bank is partnering with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education to provide funding for school running programs. The purpose of this grant program is to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. 

Elementary and middle schools with at least 25 students committed to the program are eligible to apply.

A minimum of 50 grants of up to $2,500 are available for eligible applicants.

May 15, 2012

Please contact ING for more information and to apply for this funding: http://bit.ly/I5t6C7

School Grants for Healthy Kids

Contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition expertise will be given based on enrollment, type of project and the school’s ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. They will also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong nutrition programs around school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, access to healthy food and nutrition education.

Eligible schools will participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 50%. Priority selection will be given to schools with over 500 students enrolled.


May 18, 2012

Please contact Action for Healthy Kids for more information and to apply for this funding: http://bit.ly/Jr3pxn

Get Ur Good On Grants

Projects must address a demonstrated community need or issue, and must take place during June, July, and/or August 2012. Applicants must have a project mentor to help throughout the project.

Children and young adults ages 5-25 are eligible to apply.


May 27, 2012

Please contact Youth Service America for more information and to apply for this funding: http://bit.ly/KVBLrM

Healthy Community Grants
Funded by the Wellpoint Foundation

The WellPoint Foundation invests in domestic initiatives that help improve the lives of people and the health of local communities. The Foundation promotes healthy behaviors, health-risk prevention, and healthy environments. Focus areas include childhood obesity prevention.

The Foundation considers both local and national initiatives whose outcomes predominantly impact any of the 14 states in which WellPoint, Inc. does business.

Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

September 7, 2012

Please contact the Wellpoint Foundation for more information and to apply for this funding: http://bit.ly/J3HtOg

Parent-Child Education Program Grants
Funded by AVANCE

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to promote positive parenting skills and behaviors, school readiness, parental school involvement, adult education, community economic development, and civic engagement for a simultaneous impact on both parents and children in order to break the cycle of poverty.

Eligible entities include nonprofit organizations serving low-income, high-need Hispanic families.

Awards of up to $50,000 will be available.

October 15, 2012

Please contact AVANCE for more information and to apply for this funding: http://bit.ly/IR8ofb

Please be sure to check below for additional links to grants.

Links to Other Grant Resources

Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools, Grants and Funding webpage: http://www.fldoe.org/BII/CSHP/h-grants.asp

Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools, School Gardens Program funding webpage: http://www.fldoe.org/BII/CSHP/schoolgarfund.asp

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education – http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml?src=In

This site contains information on all U.S. Department of Education grants from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – http://www.samhsa.gov/grants

This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site lists current grant funding opportunities in the areas of substance abuse and mental health services.

The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool – http://www.sparkpe.org/grants/grantfunding-resourcesA resource for locating national and state-specific grants for Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, or Coordinated School Health Programs.

Teachers Network – http://teachersnetwork.org/grants/
Teacher’s Network is a professional development organization for teachers. This site includes information about events, grants, and fellowships for professional development.

Created by joy.dixon@fldoe.org

Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools


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